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Lynx docks in St. Petersburg

Lynx docks in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Florida -- The 1812 sailing ship Lynx has arrived for a 12-day stay for public tours and student educational excursions at the Harborage Marina, 1110 Third St. S. on April 3.

The public are invited to board the 122-foot genuine replica of the fast, armed privateer Lynx, which helped America win the War of 1812 against the British. Guests can become part of the crew, working the sails and take a turn at the helm, or just relax and enjoy an afternoon sail on beautiful Tampa Bay. Passengers welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

Welcome to the South Pasadena Wal-Mart?

Welcome to the South Pasadena Wal-Mart?

Gulfport, Florida -- Although city officials say it’s far from a done deal, South Pasadena Mayor Dan Calabria sent an e-mail telling constituents he met with a “representative of the development group that works for Wal-Mart” who told him the group was moving forward with plans to remodel the vacant Publix location into a Wal-Mart.

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Ice cream parlor eyes north beach location

Ice cream parlor eyes north beach location

Clearwater Beach, Florida - A spot of land vacant for more than 20 years may become the home of the beach's newest store.

An ice cream parlor by the name of "Da Scoop" plans to locate at 22 Bay Esplanade, between the Palm Pavilion Inn and the Hess Station on the north beach.

A building permit is under review by the city, and some preliminary site work is already underway.

 

Chase Bank moves north two blocks

Chase Bank moves north two blocks

St. Petersburg, FL -- The North Shore Chase Bank has moved north on 4th Street two blocks to a brand new building and now offers drive up service and more parking.

It's now located at 927 4th Street North and is open Monday through Saturday and offers five ATMs. 

Unload nautical equipment and gear, or pick some up!

Unload nautical equipment and gear, or pick some up!

Gulfport, Florida -- The city of Gulfport is asking those interested in unloading some nautical equipment, or those interested in searching for cool nautical gear, to take a look at a local Nautical Flea Market.

The City of Gulfport Marina is hosting their yearly Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, March 23 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Ave S.

Florida Jean Company to open store in Ybor

Florida Jean Company to open store in Ybor

Tampa, FL -- Denim coming to downtown! If you love brands like Lucky Brand, True Religion, Sun Bum, Natural Life, Pretty Wrappers, Ipanema, Peace Frog and Rider- then you'll want to head to The Florida Jean Company (FJC) when it opens its Ybor location later this month.

The new FJC will be the second in the Bay area. The company was founded in 2006 and has operated its store at at 401 Corey Ave. in St. Pete Beach since 2010.

The Ybor store will be located at 1714 E. 7th Avenue.

Cheddar's to open Pinellas Park restaurant

Cheddar's to open Pinellas Park restaurant

Pinellas Park, Florida -- Cheddar's Casual Cafe is continuing to expand in the Bay area. With locations in Clearwater and Tampa, a sign now marks a new location at 4101 Park Boulevard across from Applebee's and Home Depot. According to the restaurant's website, they're accepting applications.

The Texas-based chain first opened in 1979 and claims to offer handmade, high-quality food at a reasonable price.